I pride myself in capturing the honesty of a moment. I am a storyteller.
I tell the stories of the hunter in rural Wisconsin, a group of old friends baking, the green urbanist. My love of people and my calm nature allow me to get close without intruding on the situation. I find the most genuine moments in people's daily lives - how we live and work. Truly this is what life is about.

I respond to concept of capturing the motion of life in a still and how that still image allows us to examine and appreciate the minutia of living.

Recommendations
Zion Banks, Media Specialist, La Rabida Hospital
"Don't allow Simone's quiet, unassuming demeanor catch you off guard. This is a dynamic individual whose award-winning work has shone a brillant light on La Rabida Children's Hospital time and time again. Simone's creative eye scans for the smallest detail to take projects to the next level. Her talent is matched only by a relentless work ethic."
November 10, 2011

Susan Cartland, Art Buyer, Element 79
"Simone was exactly what I had hoped for in a photographer for Children's Memorial Hospital outdoor campaign. Our photos of parents with kids were successful largely because of her well-organized production, creativity, composure, technical savvy and enthusiasm. Simone immerses herself in the her work, even attending the casting session and checking in on retouching at regular intervals at the back end. Her gift is exposing the truth in any scene. Her photos have a wonderful authenticity that shines through. I, the agency and client were happy with the final images, and I would recommend Simone for any lifestyle photo shoot."
January 7, 2010

Tina Krumdick, Art Director/Owner, KTK Design
"It's been my pleasure to work with Simone for a number of years now. The clients love her and her work. She has a complete grasp on what needs to be done, can follow direction and the clients are always thrilled with the end result. Simone is professional, easy going (no prima dona attitude), and delivers on her promises. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a quality photographer."
December 17, 2009

Scott Hight, President, Scott Hight Design
"Simone has helped me with several photography projects. She has a great eye. Her knowledge of the photographic process, including end-of-use design and production issues makes her a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her."
January 14, 2010


Client List
Childrens' Memorial Hospital
Disney
La Rabida Childrens' Hospital
Alexian Brothers Hospital
Loyola University
Grand Victoria Foundation
Chicago Dental Society
GE
Aspect Software
Openlands
Water Street Healthcare Partners
Mens 1 A Day
Gaynor Law
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Cookie Magazine
Chicago Magazine
Time Out Chicago Magazine
Realtor Magazine

Simone Bonde
chicago , il
312.451.1697